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FDII and GILTI regulations finalized

The IRS issued final regs. on the foreign-derived intangible income deduction and the global intangible low-taxed income provisions enacted by the TCJA.

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How to report coronavirus paid sick leave and family leave to employees

The IRS issued guidance on how employers should report qualified sick and family leave paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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FASB proposes delay of insurance standard effective date

FASB proposed a one-year extension to the effective date of its new standard on long-duration insurance contracts to provide relief for insurance companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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New audit evidence standard recognizes evolving nature of business

The AICPA Auditing Standards Board issued a new standard that recognizes the evolving nature of business, including use of technology.

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2020 depreciation limits for cars and trucks are issued

The IRS issued the 2020 limits on depreciation deductions for cars and trucks first placed in service in 2020 and the income inclusion amounts for passenger automobiles first leased in 2020.

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EIDL pandemic assistance facts for CPAs

Economic Injury Disaster Loans can provide small businesses with low-interest pandemic assistance over a 30-year term. To help their businesses and clients, CPAs need to understand the key terms that these loans provide.

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Strategies for CPAs to encourage positive changes in diversity

A surge in passion on issues of racial justice, diversity and inclusion has led to opportunities for CPAs to lead meaningful change. Members of the AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion share best practices for CPAs who are eager to support change.

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Be the kind of boss employees want to work for

Managers can improve retention by finding the right way to motivate their employees, said ENGAGE 2020 speaker Liz Mason, CPA, the CEO and founder of High Rock Accounting. Choosing the right communication style and making employees feel supported are two more ways for managers to up their game, Mason said.

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A 6-point security checkup for working from everywhere

Quarantines prompted by the coronavirus pandemic have forced many organizations to deploy and configure technology to support 100% remote work and/or a mix of working remotely on certain days.

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SBA, Treasury release names of some PPP recipients

The SBA and Treasury published a trove of loan-level data about the Paycheck Protection Program. The release includes the names of all PPP recipients that received loans for $150,000 or more.

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